China blocks move to list Abdul Azhar as global terrorist
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New York : In the United Nations, China opposed the proposal by India and the US of blacklisting Abdul Rauf Azhar, brother of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar. China?s tilt towards Pakistan is evident by this opposition to blacklist the Pakistan-based militant, posing a hurdle in eliminating terrorism. The proposal is pending in the United Nations Security Council.
The US has banned JeM Commander Abdul, who was involved in planning and hijacking Indian Airliner IC-814 plane in 1999, with 173 passengers on board. India released Masood Azhar and two other terrorist in exchange for the passengers. The US blacklisted Abdul Azhar in the year 2010. He is among the top five most wanted terrorist in India. Abdul Azhar was involved in attack on Jammu and Kashmir Vidhan Bhavan, attacks in Pathankot, Nagrota and Kathua camps and Pulwama.